Okay, here we go. Months later and I’m just finding some time to go through some photos and get motivated to sit and do a little writing. My head has been busy.
Seeing as my trip back home was in April and we’ve now reached mid-July all the details are a little fuzzy, but I still have things I want to share… and one of those things was my time at the 3rd annual Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival.
A day outside drinking Texas craft beer, munching a few snacks and listening to music… why not. Here’s how I got on.
For the past several months I’ve been eyeing up the the “coming soon” sign of ‘Babs – a place boldly claiming their “kebabs are done right”. The lure of charcoal-fired meat and soft, pillowy bread was too great; I was salivating every time I walked past.
And with it opening just a day ago (June 15th) I could finally pay the place a visit.
It’s brought to you by the team of the well-loved Bread Meats Bread, so I had some relatively high expectations for ‘Babs and here is how I got on.
The month of May has been the strangest sense of being busy vs being lazy… with added jet lag and a severe lack of Tex Mex.
I mean, Texas was a month ago and I’m only half unpacked. Shameful, I know.
Just watch this space. I’ll be sharing some past Texas fun with you over the next few weeks.
And now that it’s basically summer and we finally have a little bit of light in Scotland… I can get back to baking. I’m working on a little chocolate cake and with all the Twin Peaks I’m watching cherry pie is bound to come up soon.
The latter might be a bit ambitious, but we’ll see.
It was a grey and wet afternoon… but I still decided to venture over to the Riverside Museum yesterday to check out the first annual Scottish Street Food Festival.
It’s meant to be a big gathering of the best street food trucks in all of Scotland, with added music, alcohol, boat races… and a Coors Light ice cave rave.
While the latter might not exactly be my bag,I’m always up for a munch. So, here’s a little look at what the day was like.
More Street Snacks
Hoot the Redeemer might be my best accidental find.
A super kitsch basement bar serving up Technicolor alcohol in various ways.
Let us enter through the dark stairwell, led by Hoot himself into this boozy funfair.
It’s Valentine’s Day… so let’s talk about love.
I love cookies, sometimes referred to as biscuits, more than any other dessert or treat.
Now, Scotland has some good shouts when it comes to biscuits and while the entire Tunnocks catalog is a great companion to any cup of tea… sometimes you just need something bigger and badder.
This is when the Empire Biscuit reigns supreme.
Two thick (usually circular) shortbread biscuits sandwiched with raspberry jam, topped with a sugary glaze and a little bonus cherry on top. Yes! So much heft to a little unassuming, cute biscuit.
And, even though the biscuit doesn’t originate in Scotland, it’s often associated with the country. After all, they are the shortbread standard. So, this is me spreading the word on some local treats.
Also, I subconsciously rolled my dough out in the shape of Scotland.
Biscuit Lovin’ Ahead
Well, the verdict is in.
Punxsutawney Phil has seen his own shadow which means six more weeks of winter.
And I couldn’t be happier about that.
More chances to wear cozy jumpers, drink hot chocolate and to wait by the window for any sign of snow.
Back in Texas it’s pretty rare to get snow and if we did in North Texas it would maybe be about an inch? Everything would shut down and we’d have to hope there were enough snacks in the house until it all melted away… about 12 hours later.
So, yeah. I get childishly excited about snow.
And despite all the chatter about snowfall heading to Glasgow- it’s definitely something that has been lacking this winter season.
So, I decided to create my own!
Pecan Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Teacakes- this type of cookie has loads of different names, but still basically one delicious taste.
The Cookie Continues